The Alaska Range is the most dramatic topographic feature in Alaska, and among the greatest in the world, with North America’s tallest peak. We all know that, but you don’t really know it until you see it. On the next show, we’ll be talking about the Alaska Range, and the effort to capture it in a new book. Photographer Carl Battreal spent years photographing these immense mountains and the extraordinary weather and light and put those pictures in a new book. The book also includes essays by some of Alaska’s most noted writers and adventurers. In the second half of the show we’ll have the treat of hearing from one of them, Art Davidson, a member of the first climb ever to summit Denali in the winter.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Carl Batreall, a photographer, artist, fine art print-maker and mountaineer based in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Art Davidson, among the first climbers to stand on Mt. McKinley’s 20,322-foot summit in winter and author of Minus 148 Degrees.
- Photograph Alaska, Carl Batreall’s homepage
- Alaska Range – Exploring the Last Great Range available on Amazon
- Alaska Range – Exploring the Last Great Wild at the Bear Tooth Theatre
- Adventure Journal article on Art Davidson’s monumental climb
- Minus 148 Degrees available on Amazon
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BROADCAST: Thursday, November 10, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, November 17, 2016. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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